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Management by Totemization: Whale Symbolism and the Anti-Whaling Campaign

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dc.contributor.author Kalland, Arne en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:36:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:36:47Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-14 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1437
dc.description.abstract "The anti-whaling campaign has been with us for about two decades by now, and, not surprisingly, the arguments against whaling have changed during these years. The ecological argument that whales are endangered is losing ground and the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) had made it clear that stocks of certain whales species can sustain a regulated harvest. "During the last few years, moral and ethical questions of whaling have come to the forefront. Recently organizations that hitherto have claimed to be concerned solely with ecological issues, have questioned ethics of harvesting whales. Whales have come to hold a special place in the animal kingdom. "Three fundamental questions will be addressed in this paper. First, the process by which whales are turned into symbols taking on the character of totems will be discussed. In their zeal to protect this totem animal against all 'consumptional' use, whalers and eaters of whale-meat are often depicted as savages. Rhetoric will be the second aspect of the paper. Finally, it will be discussed why whales have such great potential as a symbol to an ever-increasing number of people, particularly in the West." en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject whaling en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Management by Totemization: Whale Symbolism and the Anti-Whaling Campaign en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property Conference, the Second Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 26-30 September, 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Winnipeg, Manitoba en_US

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